The Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Trailer launched but mere minutes ago and I must say that I didn’t really expect what I saw.  Does it look like a Call of Duty game?  Yes.  Does it have explosions and over the top set pieces?  Yes.  Everything points to this being a Call of Duty game, your standard fare if you will, but the narrative that is in place for the story (which believe it or not some people care about) seems very Terminator in nature.  Man creates machines to better humanity and instead of machines becoming sentient they are controlled by another human party.  Don’t get me wrong, what was shown looked awesome, I just think this archetype is being spread too thin just like the “enemy soldier going native” plot line.

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2025, the future, hovercrafts and white buildings

The trailer is narrated by none other than Frank Woods, one of the valiant protagonists from the first Black Ops.  Besides not having aged very well Woods and being bound to a wheel chair he still sounds like he can whoop some ass, but that is neither here nor there.

Frank Woods has seen better days

He speaks prophetically about how he saw this “unmanned” army coming to fruition and it having the potential to fall into the wrong hands.  Well from the looks of it, he was right.  When the keys are stolen things get out of control quickly and the machines we created are quickly turned back on us.  Los Angeles takes a pretty big beating in this trailer and maybe this is the game’s opener (like NYC was for MW3).

Los Angeles getting a makeover

There are a lot of scenes with drones and other “unmanned” armaments so I can only assume that those little doodads will be available for use in multiplayer.  So if you hated the RC bomb car from the original be prepared to hate the other 400 things that will probably be made available for use.

We still need human soldiers apparently

The one thing Woods stresses about half way through is that no matter how out of control things get, we still need to rely on the ingenuity of real soldiers.  The guys that can do what others can’t.  The trailer showcases one such “unnamed” hero that I will dub Soap McFrankTavishWoods for the time being.  It will be up to heroes such as him to dismantle this evil plot by a yet unannounced enemy (probably some terrorist entity or Russia).

I will call him Soap McFrankTavishWoods

This is just the tip of the iceberg for Black Ops 2 news.  With E3 being not so far off we can expect a ton more to be revealed there if not sooner.  So what did you think of the trailer?  Interested, jaded or indifferent?  Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned for more Black Ops 2 coverage.